As you may already know, this past October, our 4th Year Sheet Metal Apprentice Nicholas Miller won a spot to compete at the 2015 ABC National Craft Championship. What you may not know, is that the competition is quickly approaching!
During the first week of March, Nick and his fellow competitors will travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to compete in various skilled trades including Carpentry, Sheet Metal, Electrical and Plumbing. The two day competition will include a written exam as well as a hands-on skills test where they will be judged on various competencies such as craftsmanship, attention to detail and their ability to work safely. Did I mention they will do all of this while in front of an audience of thousands of guests, construction company representatives, past competitors and judges? That doesn’t sound stressful at all, does it?
Nick has been diligently preparing for this competition by reviewing his text and code books, completing mock written exams and performing hands-on skill drills, all while working full time on our various projects and attending apprenticeship classes two nights a week. He does all of this on top of being a husband, father and all around good guy.
We could not be more proud of Nick, and we wish him all the best as he competes March 4th and 5th.
We know he will represent the Keystone ABC Chapter (& James CRAFT & Son) very well!